Author Archives: Alexandra Bosbeer

numbers of hate crimes

Transcending loathing

One of the decisions this week at the Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly (PACE) has been related to the killings of journalists, police, and Jewish people in a kosher supermarket in Paris. The recommendation (to the Committee of Ministers) asks

numbers of hate crimes

Transcending loathing

One of the decisions this week at the Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly (PACE) has been related to the killings of journalists, police, and Jewish people in a kosher supermarket in Paris. The recommendation (to the Committee of Ministers) asks

An invitation to promote human rights

Before I start, I might note that some of the topics here, the structures by which human rights are protected, might seem overly formalistic and even boring. However, in the end of the day, it is those structures that make

An invitation to promote human rights

Before I start, I might note that some of the topics here, the structures by which human rights are protected, might seem overly formalistic and even boring. However, in the end of the day, it is those structures that make

Coexistance

European Parliament calls for progress towards peace between secure Israel & independent and contiguous Palestine

As an inhabitant of the Brussels ‘bubble’, I would say that every week brings something interesting. This year has been particularly eventful with the elections for the European Parliament and then the restructuring of the European Commission. This final week

Coexistance

European Parliament calls for progress towards peace between secure Israel & independent and contiguous Palestine

As an inhabitant of the Brussels ‘bubble’, I would say that every week brings something interesting. This year has been particularly eventful with the elections for the European Parliament and then the restructuring of the European Commission. This final week

Liberating People instead of Trade

They tell us that the Comprehensive Economic Trade Agreement (CETA) between the European Union (EU) and Canada has been finalised – but not what the text is. In fact, if you search on the European Commission website for CETA, you

Liberating People instead of Trade

They tell us that the Comprehensive Economic Trade Agreement (CETA) between the European Union (EU) and Canada has been finalised – but not what the text is. In fact, if you search on the European Commission website for CETA, you

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Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) – The European Commission Consultation

Originally posted on rationaldebate:
As promised in my previous blog on TTIP, here’s some information about how you can respond to the European Commission consultation on TTIP. European Commission Consultations – what are they for? I could be cynical about…

Stop TTIP photo

Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) – The European Commission Consultation

Originally posted on rationaldebate:
As promised in my previous blog on TTIP, here’s some information about how you can respond to the European Commission consultation on TTIP. European Commission Consultations – what are they for? I could be cynical about…

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The Spiritual Roots of Social Change

QCEA was recently invited to participate in discussions on the role of religion in public affairs. The discussions were fascinating: depending on the religion from which one views the question, the answers differ. The question is, how can religion play

flower

The Spiritual Roots of Social Change

QCEA was recently invited to participate in discussions on the role of religion in public affairs. The discussions were fascinating: depending on the religion from which one views the question, the answers differ. The question is, how can religion play

Demostration

Israel’s Obligations as an Occupying Power

This is a guest post by Michel Waelbroeck Emeritus Professor of European Law, Université libre de Bruxelles and Emeritus Member of the Institute of International Law, and Willem Aldershoff, Adviser EU-policy Israel/Palestine in Brussels. Many people seem to be unaware

Demostration

Israel’s Obligations as an Occupying Power

This is a guest post by Michel Waelbroeck Emeritus Professor of European Law, Université libre de Bruxelles and Emeritus Member of the Institute of International Law, and Willem Aldershoff, Adviser EU-policy Israel/Palestine in Brussels. Many people seem to be unaware

Council of Europe

“Paper is patient, but nature isn’t”

Last Thursday, the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), an assembly of national parliamentarians which meets four times a year, debated and agreed two demanding resolutions: on climate change and on energy use. The statements made during the

Council of Europe

“Paper is patient, but nature isn’t”

Last Thursday, the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), an assembly of national parliamentarians which meets four times a year, debated and agreed two demanding resolutions: on climate change and on energy use. The statements made during the

Justice, Law, and Rights – for People, or Businesses ?

I wrote recently about corporate social responsibility and the need for this concept to be stretched and deepened to contribute more to changing our society. We need the equivalent to a mid-term review, to fundamentally question our economic system, to

Justice, Law, and Rights – for People, or Businesses ?

I wrote recently about corporate social responsibility and the need for this concept to be stretched and deepened to contribute more to changing our society. We need the equivalent to a mid-term review, to fundamentally question our economic system, to